On April 19, Urban South Brewery announced it will close the doors of its taproom in the Washington Corridor. It was the company's first venture outside of its Louisiana flagship.

This comes after the craft brewery celebrated its fourth anniversary the weekend of April 5.

Its products will remain available to Houston consumers through various distribution channels, according to an April 19 news release from the company.

The details

Per the release, the closure of the 14,000-square-foot facility marks a strategic shift for the brewery, meant to allow the brand to focus on brewing while still expanding its distribution reach throughout the south. The space also featured a patio and beer garden.

Officials with Urban South said its beers—including the brand's signature Paradise Park American Lager and Holy Roller IPA, fruited sours and hard seltzers—will continue to be brewed out of its original New Orleans taproom and available at venues throughout the city.

What they're saying

Despite its closing, Urban South Brewery CEO Jacob Landry said he was grateful for the support of the Houston community and highlighted the brewery's ongoing commitment to the city in a statement.

"Houston has been an integral part of Urban South's journey, and we are dedicated to continuing our presence in the city through various distribution channels," Landry said. "Houstonians will still be able to enjoy our flavorful brews in their homes and favorite establishments.”